We had a good talk about the options available. She knows I am pretty hesitant to try morphine or oxycontin. She gave me a scrip for a pain patch called butrans 10 mg and said it would release a slow steady stream of medication into my bloodstream so hopefully I won’t have these horrendous mornings where I can’t walk and hurt so bad. I told her I do take my perks thru the night, every four hours just like daytime but in the mornings it is just horrendous to get out of bed and walk. I am also having what she called breakthrough pain where I get the jolts of shocking electrical nerve pain shooting from my ass, down my leg, and feels like it shoots out of the top of my foot. I’ll be sitting and my foot will jerk up into the air it hits so hard. She thinks this patch, coupled with the perks will be helpful and she said some people it does make goofy in the head – some it doesn’t. I am going to get it here in about an hour and a half, the pharmacy had to order it in for me, then I’ll put it on here at work and see what happens. I told my boss if I started acting goofy he’d know why and he said “Well Marion – how would I distinguish the difference” LOL… He still ain’t letting me work from home, but he has lightened up quite a bit. He actually got a big bite of the head hen here at work and had his eyes opened wide! Things have been a lot different/better once he saw who she really was.. Anywhoo – off topic (silly me). Can anyone who uses this please let me know how it’s working, or any input/information would be awesome! Thanks compadre’s! Marion
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 10:19am#1
Anyone use Butrans Patches??!!